According to Statistics Canada, full-time employment in Canada shows zero growth over the past 12 months. In addition, there are fewer job vacancies compared to last year, which indicates less hiring and a softer job market. The trend is particularly noticeable in Quebec and Saskatchewan. This reflects a highly cautious business sector in Canada.
The question is, are you hiring? And if so, what precautions are you taking to ensure that you don’t make a hiring mistake?
Here are some things to look for:
My advice to you is:
1) Interview more than 3 times.
2) Take them out for lunch.
3) Consider using assessment tools to measure strengths and reveal weaknesses. Psychological and psychometric instruments have come a long way. They are far more accurate than they were 30 years ago and help to identify who a person really is.